The William Hill Sports Book of the Year longlist was announced on 22 September 2016.

Joey Barton and Damon Hill in the running for world’s richest sports book prize.

Read the full press release announcement

The longlist in full (alphabetically by author’s surname): 

Today We Die a Little: The Rise & Fall of Emil Zátopek, Olympic Legend

Author: Richard Askwith

Publisher: Yellow Jersey Press

No Nonsense: The Autobiography

Author: Joey Barton

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Endurance: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Emil Zátopek

Author: Rick Broadbent

Publisher: Wisden

Football’s Coming Out: Life as a Gay Fan and Player

Author: Neil Beasley, with Seth Burkett

Publisher: Floodlit Dreams

‘How’s Your Dad?’: Embracing Failure in the Shadow of Success

Author: Mick Channon Jnr

Publisher: Racing Post Books

Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

Author: William Finnegan

Publisher: Corsair

For the Glory: The Life of Eric Liddell

Author: Duncan Hamilton

Publisher: Doubleday

Watching the Wheels: My Autobiography

Author: Damon Hill

Publisher: Macmillan

Forever Young: The Story of Adrian Doherty, Football’s Lost Genius

Author: Oliver Kay

Publisher: Quercus

Eat Sweat Play: How Sport Can Change Our Lives

Author: Anna Kessel

Publisher: Macmillan

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

Author: Phil Knight

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Chasing Shadows: The Life & Death of Peter Roebuck

Authors: Tim Lane and Elliot Cartledge

Publisher: Hardie Grant Books

The Belt Boy

Author: Kevin Lueshing, with Mike Dunn

Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers

Mr Darley’s Arabian: High Life, Low Life, Sporting Life – A History of Racing in 25 Horses

Author: Christopher McGrath

Publisher: John Murray

Find a Way: One Untamed and Courageous Life

Author: Diana Nyad

Publisher: Macmillan

Mister: The Men Who Taught the World How to Beat England at Their Own Game

Author: Rory Smith

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

We Had Some Laughs: My Dad, the Darts and Me

Author: Dan Waddell

Publisher: Bantam Press